The Ukrainian Institute of National Memory intends to create an Archive of repressive bodies of a total cost of $24 million. Anton Drobovych, the director of the institute, said this at a press conference, Ukranian News reports.
"The bulk of the work on decommunization is the creation of the Archive of repressive organs," he said.
According to Drobovych, in 2020, about $2 million will be allocated from the budget for the creation of the archive, and the total project cost is $24 million.
"In 2020, we will come closer to adopting this room to the needs of the archive... In 2020, we will advance in this regard, but we are talking about at least a few years if we increase funding for overhaul, construction, restoration," Drobovych said.
He noted that 10,000 square meters were allocated in Kyiv for the creation of the archive, however, over time, its area will be expanded to 19,000 square meters.
“The archive will become a powerful intellectual center to which Soviet scientists from all over the world will come. It is a large 8-story research center with conference rooms, discussion rooms, an archive,” – Drobovych said.
According to him, this will be the largest open archive of documents of repressive bodies in Europe.
As we reported, Anton Drobovych became the new Head of the National Institute of Remembrance of Ukraine.